A great video intro to Dissenter. When people don’t want you to comment, or don’t want your comments, you can comment anyway. “The unrestricted comment section of the internet.”

I tripped over Dissenter during the whole Rotten-Tomatoes/Captain-Marvel kerfuffle, in which people claim Rotten Tomatoes was deleting negative comments about the movie because it wasn’t what your corporate masters wanted you to hear. And YouTube was also screwing around with its algorithm to hide videos that were not “official.” Or something. Anyway, it looks interesting, like a throwback to days-of-yore when comments (or bulletin boards, if you go back far enough) could be the place for some lively debates. And the occasional flame-war.

In Defense of Free Speech

Free speech isn’t very popular among the Tech folks in Silicon Valley. They think they have the right to tell us what we can and cannot hear, or read. The domain Gab.com has landed at Epik.

To the casual observer, the case of Gab.com seems like it is something new. It is not. It is history repeating itself. While there are consequences to actions, there is also the proverbial risk of throwing out the baby with the bathwater. My hope, for all of our sakes, is that Gab.com treads wisely, using its liberty for the betterment of most, and the enlightenment of all.

gab Is Back On the Air

It took about a week, but Gab is back.

A social network that champions free speech, individual liberty and the free flow of information online. All are welcome.

And yes, some of the people are stupid, some people are extreme. Don’t listen to them (There is this little known feature where you can “unfollow” people on social media, if they piss you off.)